Every Monday, we recap the most engaging content from the previous week.This week, Senior Housing News proposes a rebrand of the 55-plus senior living industry in order to attract younger prospects to age-restricted communities. Also, research into Baby Boomer banking habits provide insights into marketing senior products and services to this demographic.
I often think of Johnny Carson's old Carnac sketch whenever experts line up and make their predictions for the coming year -- whether they be experts in marketing, policy, health, business ...
Like my New Year's resolutions, the predictions are often founded on hopes and dreams and we can watch the year zing by without seeing the change realized.
I commend OurParents writer Robyn Tellefsen for trying to predict what would come next in the topsy turvy world of senior living. She reached out to a wide variety of people who work within the industry for an article published February 6, 2017, "What's Ahead for Senior Care."
Among those tapped for their insight was Creating Results' own Kimberly Hulett, who said ...
It's that time again! Every Monday we recap the most engaging information from the previous week.
First up, this week's most shared content item is about senior trends in 2017 as told by industry experts. In an article on OurParents.com, industry experts predicted that Boomers will be moving to senior communities more quickly, have more care options and will see changes in retirement living costs.
Next, this week's most clicked content was an article about Kindred Healthcare. Kindred is selling its 91 skilled-nursing homes and moving towards a virtual portfolio (including preferred partnerships with other nursing home operators). The first partner announced was ...
A look at the types of images that are effective for marketing to the 50+ consumer, and the pros and cons of stock vs. custom photography for this market.
Every Monday, we recap the most engaging content from the previous week.
This week, the Houston Chronicle takes a look at why more Baby Boomers are opting to forgo homeownership in favor of renting. Also, you can never have too many leads in the senior living industry; McKnight's Senior Living takes a closer look at the newest referral source for senior living communities.
Another year gone by, and boy was it a doosy! Against the backdrop of dramatic political change and cultural shifting, our industry remained homed in on issues relevant to how the mature market is evolving.
Read on for the hot topics Creating Results explored in 2016, including: embracing novel approaches to marketing to seniors, the importance of visual storytelling, an increase in renting among older adults, surprising similarities among generational preferences in communities, and changes to Google advertising.
Every Monday on this blog we recap the most engaging content from the previous week.
This week, our top article was actually a consumer-focused guide to having those tough conversations with aging loved ones about their housing situation. As experts in marketing senior housing, Creating Results suggests three ways you can build brand awareness around holidays and "The Talk."
We also wanted to give a shout out to our President, Todd Harff. His post on 2017 Marketing Plans was one of the most shared items!
Session: "Creating Stronger Organizations Through Aggressive Growth Strategies"
In 2016, the size of the 65+ population starts to significantly outpace the 5–under-population, meaning the availability of direct care workers will have a significant shortage, as we heard from senior living leaders at this year's LeadingAge national conference.
In addition to being a concern for senior living care providers, the looming labor shortage also is a driver of senior living growth, repositioning and affiliation. What can marketing do to prepare?
Session: A Repositioning Case Study: Designing for a Healthier, Longer Life
Expansions and repositionings are happening in communities across the country.
Repositioning: Investing in the physical redevelopment of an existing brick and mortar community to add space and reconfigure existing square footage in an effort to compete with newer entities and be more relevant in today’s market.
For senior living providers, repositionings are important and necessary to ensure we continue to serve the residents of today and plan for the residents of tomorrow.
LeadingAge 2016 Annual Meeting Session: What Makes Boomers “Ready”?
This session featured both continuing care retirement community (CCRC) team members and residents, who emphasized that the days of the sales pitch are in our rearview mirror. Today’s consumers are looking to find where they have the greatest connection with employees and residents.
Budgets should be allocated for hospitality and bringing prospects and residents together to form a sense of community. Rather than presenting to a prospect, the aim should be to develop a relationship with the future resident.